ePhyto for plants and plant products phytosanitary certificates

Find out how to apply to MPI for a phytosanitary certificate using ePhyto. 

Getting started

Some destination countries require MPI to issue a phytosanitary certificate for some export plants and plant products. The certificates confirm the importing country's phytosanitary requirements are met.

You can apply for phytosanitary certificates using MPI's online service – ePhyto.

To use ePhyto, you must register with the government online identification service RealMe, and with MPI.

Registration process

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Step 1. Register with RealMe

To register with RealMe, you'll need to create an account. If you already have a RealMe account, go to Step 2.

Step 2. Register with MPI

MPI uses different forms for individuals and organisations. Download the relevant form and return it to MPI by email to plantexports@mpi.govt.nz.

MPI will email you an activation key (number code). You'll need to enter the number code when you first log into ePhyto and accept the terms and conditions.

Step 3. Log in to ePhyto

Once you have your RealMe login and MPI activation key, you can access ePhyto. Log in and follow the instructions.

Changing your details

If you need to change your user information, or no longer want to use ePhyto, download and complete the relevant form:

Email completed forms to plantexports@mpi.govt.nz

Who to contact

If you have questions about ePhyto or phytosanitary certificates, email plantexports@mpi.govt.nz

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